Offline pulse-shape discrimination algorithms for neutron spectrum unfolding

Marek Flaska, Sara A. Pozzi

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Abstract

An optimized fast pulse-shape discrimination algorithm is used to discriminate neutrons from gamma rays with high accuracy, in a mixed radiation field. The discriminated data is subsequently used to identify the source. Experimental pulse-height distributions from discriminated data are shown for Cf-252 and Am-Be sources and are compared with simulations performed with the MCNP-PoliMi code. In all cases, very good agreement between simulations and measurements was achieved. In addition, several source-shielding configurations are presented to assess the influence of the potential source shielding on the measured neutron pulse-height distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium - Conference Record
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages752-758
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1424405610, 9781424405619
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and 15th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X- and Gamma-Ray Detectors, Special Focus Workshops, NSS/MIC/RTSD - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2006Nov 4 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Other

Other2006 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and 15th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X- and Gamma-Ray Detectors, Special Focus Workshops, NSS/MIC/RTSD
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/29/0611/4/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Flaska, M., & Pozzi, S. A. (2006). Offline pulse-shape discrimination algorithms for neutron spectrum unfolding. In 2006 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium - Conference Record (pp. 752-758). [4179116] (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record; Vol. 2). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2006.355962